Antonio Antonio, a 25-year-old software engineer from Madrid, Spain, has become something of a celebrity after posting pictures on Instagram and Snapchat of herself in sexy lingerie and posing in front of a giant mirror.
She says she’s attracted to men in the same age range as herself.
“We are just like a normal human, just as human beings,” she told Al Jazeera.
“There is nothing wrong with it.”‘
No-one likes us'”Antonio is not the first woman to express an interest in men who don’t fit the “attractive” stereotype.
Last year, Japanese model Takao Nara posted a video on YouTube in which she posed in sexy clothes and a white miniskirt.
“I am interested in people with an attractive personality.” “
I am a person who does not want to be judged,” Nara said in the video.
“I am interested in people with an attractive personality.”
The video went viral, and it was featured on TV programs and magazines such as Cosmopolitan and Glamour.
The model, who is from Japan, was a fan of beauty-oriented social media channels, such as Instagram, where she posted hundreds of thousands of pictures of herself, including many of scantily-clad men.
But she also shared some of her most risqué comments on the platform.
“I’m not attracted to women who have the same body type as me,” she said in one video.
“My body type is more beautiful than yours,” she added.
Nara’s comments prompted a backlash, with some women in Japan expressing concern over her comments.
“Women in Japan are still trying to come to terms with the fact that men like this are out there,” Japanese beauty blogger Takahiko Kano told Aljazeera.
“There are many Japanese men who are attracted to attractive women, but they’re not attracted in the way we are,” Kano added.
Antoni’s story isn’t unique, according to Kano, who has researched the phenomenon of men in their 20s and 30s who are drawn to older women.
“A lot of people who are in their 30s and 40s have been in relationships with women that are much older, but there are also many older men in that same age bracket who are interested in younger women,” Kana said.
It’s no surprise that men are attracted in this way, Kana says.
“Men are attracted by women who are not their own age,” she says.
“If a woman is older, they will also be attracted to a younger man.”
“This phenomenon has a lot of similarities to the male dating market in Japan,” Kanko added.
“It’s a phenomenon that is very prevalent in Japan.”
“Men want a woman who is not their age.
That’s how they’re able to find someone they can fall in love with.”
It could be a case of a man seeking a woman he likes older, Kanki added.